Help! Scarry sight!!!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 188
   Posted 5/9/2008 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Please give insight/advice to me on bright bloody stools I have had for last few days. No hemorrhoids or pain. Maybe it will pass? Thanks in advance.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2486
   Posted 5/9/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Bloody stools should always be looked into. Usually bright red blood indicates some sort of pathology in the lower part of the digestive tract, and internal hemorrhoids are a common cause (you wouldn't be able to see these, since they are thrombosed veins inside your rectum), but it would be good to get a fecal occult blood test to ensure that this is actually blood (instead of something you ate that your body is processing, like red Kool-Aid or the tomato sauce from your spaghetti or something) and then either a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to rule out colorectal abnormalities.

Do you have a family physician/internist that you see? I would suggest an appointment ASAP. The causes of bleeding could be relatively benign, but should always be looked into. Please let us know how it turns out :)
Co-moderator - IBS Forum

Please always remember to consult your medical professional regarding your medical questions; this forum is intended to provide patient-to-patient support. Although some of us have healthcare backgrounds, we cannot diagnose or treat patients on the board.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:26 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,896,353 posts in 317,897 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 157481 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, yihli.
480 Guest(s), 15 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Froggy88, LymeBug21, Jasperilla, tarhoosier, yihli, SomeonesMom, hammer8, 1000Daisies, Maria B, Saipan Paradise, blksteeda, Twingirls, suttersmill, ks1905, Connor77

About Us | Advertise | Donate
Newsletter | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer
Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest
©1996-2017 LLC  All Rights Reserved.